Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
When you stay at Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa in Rarotonga, you’ll be on the beach and convenient to Te Vara Nui Village and Tikioki Marine Sanctuary. This 5-star resort is within the vicinity of Beachcomber Pearl Market and Cook Islands Library and Museum.
Make yourself at home in one of the 7 air-conditioned rooms featuring private plunge pools and flat-screen televisions. Rooms have private furnished balconies or patios. Kitchens are outfitted with full-sized refrigerators/freezers, stovetops, and microwaves. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected, and DVD players are provided for your entertainment.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. You’re sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, including an outdoor pool and a spa tub. Additional features at this resort include wireless Internet access (surcharge), wedding services, and tour/ticket assistance.
Food & Drink
A complimentary breakfast is included.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include luggage storage, laundry facilities, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available 24 hours).
How to Get There
We stayed two weeks at Rumours. First in Villa 3 and then in Villa 7. From the second we landed on Rarotonga the Rumours staff had us covered - airport transfer, a welcome package in our Villa(s) complete with champagne and chilled glasses, the next morning's breakfast already in our fridge, and the hospitality went over the top the entire time we were there. Belinda, Andrew, Tracy and the rest of the staff are absolutely amazing. Accommodating. Friendly. Approachable. Expedient Never too busy to help. This place is just hard to describe because of how fantastic every single little thing is. Every detail was attended to, every expectation was exceeded.
Because I'm not a tech-savvy person I want to share two important things I learned. First, as an American our devices (chargers, curling irons, etc) run on either 110v or 120v of power. Therefore, we can not just take our things with us and expect to be able to plug in and be good to go. You need a step-down voltage converter with plug adapters. Their plugs are not shaped like ours and their standard voltage is 240. We purchased two converter/adapter combination devices on Amazon, one for each bedroom and they worked perfectly They have four USB ports down each side as well as two standard plugs on top:
220V/240V to 110V/120V Step Down 230W Voltage Converter and International Travel Adapter Combo for Hair Straightener Flat Iron, Hair Curler, CPAP, Toothbrush, Xbox - [Use USA Electronics Overseas]
Second, WiFi. There is one provider of WiFi on Rarotonga; Blue Sky. They have an office in the airport and several offices around the island as well. Here is how it works: If you have an unlocked phone (meaning you do not subscribe to a certain carrier like AT&T, Verizon) you can purchase a SIM card for your phone that will give you 3G of data, 300 texts and 30 mins of phone calls and you can use your phone all over the island. If you do not have an unlocked phone, like us for example, our cell service is by Verizon, then you have to buy a voucher. Its the same price as the SIM, has the same 3G, text and call limits, but you have to be at a Blue Sky hotspot to go online. All of the Blue Sky offices have a list of hotspots all over the island. They can tell you whether the place you are staying is a hotspot. There are dozens and dozens of hotspots on the island.
Because we stayed at Rumours, which is not a Blue Sky hotspot, we had to stop and check our email, social media accounts, and so forth online while we were out sightseeing or shopping or whatever. It wasn't a problem for most of our family. Our oldest daughter, however, works via Instagram and can not be without WiFi. If you are a person who must have WiFi available to you at all times like she does, and you are staying at Rumours, you will have to do what we did -- We purchased a Blue Sky voucher for her to use all over the island and we purchased some WiFi from Rumours to use when we were "home" at the villa since they have their own WiFi setup that you can not get to Blue Sky through. It's not a big deal. It's not terribly expensive, and it's 100% worth it when you can not be unplugged like our daughter.
I hope this info helps.
Our family has traveled all over the world and Rarotonga, due in no small part to Rumours, is the only place I've ever left in tears. I simply never wanted to leave.
What a GLORIOUSLY relaxing week spent at Rumours... Belinda, Andrew and their team were FABULOUS hosts who went out of their way DISCRETELY to make our stay as CHILLED as possible. Everything you need is relatively CLOSE by but would highly recommend hiring a car to get around and see the whole island... Trader Jacks was our favourite LUNCH SPOT... we went twice... and the WATERFALL SPA experience my daughter and I shared was SUBLIME... I am going to miss my daily KAYAK PADDLE around the sparkling lagoon...
We stayed in Villa 1, one of the most beautiful resorts we've stayed at. The island is so comforting and there is just so much to do in such little time. The staff was so helpful, breakfast in bed every morning and they even stocked the kitchen with a few home snacks for us. A 24 hr market is about a 1/4 mile walk, but your wont be upset at all about the walk trust me. Book the dinner show in advance, they are extremely popular lol. Also the night market is THE place to be, i recommend the pizza or noodle stand, along with a native ice cream or desert for the short walk back to the villa. Literally no worries in the world while on this island, everybody is so laid back. Enjoyed every day we got to spend here, we will see ya'll again soon!
p.s. I took your advice on the hula bar right before we flew off, awesome ending! Thank you all for everything!